SITE C CAMPAIGN UPDATE
April 26, 2016
The time is now to encourage individual letters, phone calls and meeting requests to all Members of Parliament, regardless of party or portfolio. Several organizations are already doing this and more is needed. Talking points and a new action centre can be found at RealSiteCHearings.org. More links below.
Let’s Get to 50!
Over 30 organizations have signed onto our joint statement on Site C. It would be great to get to 50 signatories so we can do another media and advocacy push. If you are aware of other organizations who might sign on, please encourage them to do so.
11th Annual Paddle for the Peace
We hope to see as many allies and supporters as possible at the annual celebration of the Peace River, Saturday, July 9th, 2016, organized by the West Moberly First Nations and Peace Valley Environment Association. See www.PaddleforthePeace.ca
Site C in the News
Solidarity time: "Multilateral talks are ongoing between the B.C. and Alberta governments centring on a deal that would see one help facilitate the construction of an oil pipeline to the West Coast in exchange for a long-term contract to buy electricity.” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/alberta-bc-discuss-deal-to-swap-pipeline-for-electricity/article29702997/?click=sf_globefb
To then make Site C a bargaining chip in backroom deals to force pipelines on an unwilling province would be an obscenity. The same goes for Site C powering B.C.’s fracked-gas industry.
And as always:
- New action centre at http://realsitechearings.org provides MP contact information and talking points — we’ll send your letter for you too.
- Sierra Club BC’s letter-writing action to the federal government: http://sierraclub.bc.ca/take-action-centre/site-c-first-nations/
- Amnesty’s online petition to the federal and provincial governments now has over 40,000 signatures: http://bit.ly/1Uwwbnz
Downloadable/shareable brochure: Produced by the Peace Valley Environment Association. Please circulate! https://keepingthepeace.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/mar-16-site-c-campaign-brochure-for-individuals.pdf
Donate to the court cases: Donations to support the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations in their legal challenge to the Site C dam can be made through RAVEN Trust and will be matched: http://raventrust.com/join-the-circle-no-site-c/
Joint NGO letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: New organizations are most welcome to endorse: http://www.amnesty.ca/news/theres-nothing-clean-about-site-c-dam. Contact Craig Benjamin at Amnesty International email@example.com
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